With more and more people getting access to drones, a local company wants to get you educated on their use.
St. Albert’s Elevated Robotic Services is offering up classes on the proper use of the burgeoning technology.
CEO Ellen Christopherson says drones are becoming more ubiquitous, and that means people need to learn how to use them.
“So this means people who are just buying a drone, just coming into the industry, understand everything they need to know,” she explains. “Not only from an aviation perspective, which is very important, but even from just a hands-on, practical component, of ‘how do I set up my drone so that it doesn’t fly away on me.'”
Christopherson adds people also need to remember drones are sharing airspace with other vehicles.
“We want to make sure that both the original airspace users, which are the manned aviation people; airliners, bush planes, pipeline patrols, helicopters, all of these aircraft are still safe when drones are introduced to their airspace,” she says. “So it’s making sure that everyone understands the rules of the road, or in this case, the rules of the air.” (scb)